The women's rugby team, now varsity still dons the Radcliffe jersey and has kept the Radcliffe name in solidarity with the women's rugby club that started it all at Harvard.
The Harvard women’s rugby team shines on as a permanent reminder of how it began: the culture, the mindset, and the family that epitomized the women of Radcliffe athletics.
The Harvard women’s rugby team was part of history this weekend, participating in the first ever National Collegiate Women's Varsity Rugby Association Tournament, where the Crimson fell, 58-21, to Army.
Facing Brown for the third year in a row, the Harvard women’s rugby team couldn’t replicate the outcome of its historic inaugural varsity season only two years ago, allowing four tries en route to a 27-17 loss. The third place game also saw the Crimson fall to Princeton.
After breaking yet another record, the Harvard women’s rugby team is set to play Brown again. This time, the Ivy League title is at stake.
One month after dropping 111 points on Yale, the Harvard women's rugby team, shown during a win against Princeton on Oct. 3, scored 132 points against Penn on Saturday.
For the second time this season, the Crimson women’s rugby team scored a team single-game points record, this time en route to a 132-5 win at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Coming off a comeback win at home against Princeton in the last minute, the Harvard women’s rugby team saw itself in a very similar situation at Dartmouth this weekend. With the clock winding down and down by a score of 20-15, it seemed as if the match was over when the Big Green attempted to put the ball into touch to end the game.
With two minutes to go, the outlook looked grim for the Harvard women’s rugby team in its home finale. Despite a late-game deficit, the squad came from behind to steal the win from its Princeton opponent by a 17-10 score.
Coming in with a young squad full of talent, the Crimson looked to steal a win in Providence after getting trounced by Brown, 27-5, in the semifinals of last year’s Ivy League Championship. But Harvard came up short a second time, falling to the hosts by a score of 44-17.
Breaking a record is no easy feat. Playing a pivotal role in setting a single-game team point record at your first home game, in your first season, against your archrivals, is monumental.
Shown above in action at the Crimson 7s Tournament on March 28, the Harvard women’s rugby squad broke the Crimson record for points scored in a game on Saturday against Yale.
Harvard left Cumnock Field on Saturday with a dominant 109-5 win in its Ivy opener and a program single-game team point record in tow.
In its second weekend of action and its first official contest of the regular season, the Harvard women’s rugby team came out on top against perennial national championship contender and two-time semifinalist West Chester. Playing on the Golden Rams’ home turf, the Crimson scored four tries en route to a 23-17 victory.